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Blepharitis


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One of the side effects associated with LASIK Eye Surgery is Blepharitis, or the inflammation of the eyelids. This is fairly common and may or may not be accompanied by crusting on and/or around the eyelashes. It's acute onset, specifically after LASIK Eye Surgery will likely resolve in 2-4 weeks spontaneously, although your surgeon may decide to take a proactive approach and prescribe you anti-inflammatory eye drops before you actually even have the surgery.

You may know you have blepharitis if you notice welling of the eyelids or crusting around the eyelashing. Other symptoms of blespharitis include itching or general irritation, a "Gritty" sensation in the eye, or red eyes. If you were experiencing blepharitis, you could also expect some vision impairments. However, if you're experiencing blepharitis as a side effect of LASIK surgery and experience vision loss, you should see your LASIK surgeon immediately.

If you have any sort of eye inflammation, redness, irritation, or vision loss, and you've recently undergone LASIK surgery, you should call you LASIK surgeon. At the very least, he or she may be able to recommend a holistic approach to dealing with this undesireable side effect, if you prescribe you a treatment that can begin working immediately.


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